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alaScore 93

33 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the performance and battery are on the whole positive. The screen and value for money also get good feedback, but there are mixed comments on the touchpad and usability.

keyboard, value for money, screen, battery, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the MSI GT70 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 33 reviews)

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MSI GT70 Review: GTX 880M Edition


For better or for worse, MSI has had the same core designs for several of their high-end laptops for at least a couple years now, specifically we're talking about the GT60 and GT70 series (and with a few minor differences in features, the GX60/GX70 AMD...

MSI’s GT70 (and their similar but slightly smaller GT60) line of notebooks are designed to cater to a specific class of users. If you want as much performance as possible in a notebook and size isn’t a major factor, they’re definitely worth a look....

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MSI GT70 Dominator Laptop featuring NVIDIA GTX 880M Graphics Review


Today MSI refresh their laptop range, bringing to their systems NVIDIA GeForce GTX 800M series GPUs and pairing them with existing high end parts such as Core i7 CPUs. Today we take a look at the GT70 a high end system which uses the GTX 880M 8GB GPU...

Starting with the build quality and design of the GT70 Dominator MSI have delivered a system which scores well on the former and reasonably well on the latter. It certainly feels solid to hold and there were no defects on our sample. The screen is...

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MSI GT70 2PC Dominator review


A monster gaming laptop with a factory-fresh GPU

Market-leading graphics power ; excellent processor ; good keyboard ; 1080p screen ; powerful speakers

Poor battery life ; inconsistent SSD ; trackpad could be larger ; very heavy ; average colour accuracy

The GT70 is the fastest gaming laptop we've ever seen but, despite its speed, it's no pricier than the competition: its £1,299 price is in the same ballpark as the Asus, it's barely more than the slimline GS70, and it's cheaper than the Gigabyte and...


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MSI GT70 2PC Dominator review


This is the first mobile chip from nVidia's new range, and it's a monster. It's got 1344 stream processors clocked at 941 MHz, with a GPU Boost peak of 967 MHz. Those are faster clocks than any top-end mobile card in last year's nVidia range.

The MSI is exceedingly quick, it's got a good screen, and its ergonomics and speakers are all impressive. But it has a huge, flashy design and it lacks any battery longevity. Those are issues that aren't always tackled by the MSI's rivals, though, and...

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MSI GT70 2PC Dominator


Looking for a gaming laptop? Buy this one

Table-topping games power ; Fast processor ; High-quality screen ; Good keyboard ; Excellent value

Poor battery life ; Extremely heavy ; Inconsistent SSD ; Quite noisy

Audio comes from Danish firm Dynaudio, which has optimised the two speakers and single subwoofer. It's done a good job, with crisp high-end and a punchy treble that sits proud from the rest of the range without becoming dominant. Bass is present,...

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What he said!


It does have the 4810 processor! This thing plays everything with smooth frame rate and is the best value of the Dominator GT70 line. Other reviews for Dominators are super positive regarding keyboard, sound, etc. In my opinion it's all so-so. My...

Powerful ; Great battery life


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Big, Quiet Gaming Powerhouse


I was able to take my 1TB mSATA drive from the GE60 and install it into a 2.5" adapter and have it boot immediately. Once I used a USB stick to copy over drivers from the different WiFi card and was able to get online to update any other drivers the...

Great gaming system. Beautiful 17" display. 2x 2.5" drive bays for future expansion. The installed 1TB drive is 7200 rpm instead of the slower 5400 rpm drives so many manufacturers use. Came with BD-RE drive for creating Blu-ray movies standard. I can...

As nice as the system is there are a few gotchas you should be aware of. 1.) the included ram is mounted under the keyboard and requires a bit of surgery to get to. 2.) the 2 free ram slots that are available once you remove the bottom access panel are...

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RE: Dominator pro 890


This is an update to my previous review. i have now played some more intense games. Skyrim will not move from 60fps fully maxed with mods. as will ESO. this laptop does get pretty hot the peak temp ive seen is 86C. I would still recommend to anyone and...

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Great Gaming Laptop


If you are looking for a gaming laptop search no more. I have to say that i am pretty impressed with both build quality and performance of this laptop. I upgraded from a Lenovo y500 and i haven't looked back. The laptop is highly customizable offering...


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MSI GT70 Dominator Pro 890 Gaming machine/workstation


I went through many laptops before this one, wrote a review which was cut in half I guess, so im remaking a new one. Coming from the Asus G750, the MSI had a lot of work cut out to prove it better. And, while the quality, keyboard, cooling system,...

Best price/performance you can get ; Solid build ; Great keyboard (quality wise, colors are neat but wish there was just white) ; Speakers aren't loud loud but very clear while loud (my asus g750 was louder but after 3/4 not very clear, msi only gets...

Battery life while gaming 60 min, battery life while office use 4 hours. The 60 min is category average, but asus g750 and alienware 17 managed to get over 5 hours of office battery ; Backlight keyboard is software controlled, meaning the software must...

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:Full HD

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:NO OS


Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GTX870M


Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:Unknown
Processor:Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I7-4800MQ